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Mar 18, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. >> that was kris sanchez reporting. >>> he once wrote laws and policies for santa clara county. today the former president of the board of supervisors is on the wrong side of the law. george shirakawa pled guilty to 12 charges including felony regarding public money he reportedly used to feed a gambling addiction. what was his reaction today? >> reporter: given the d.a. said there was a dark cloud over santa clara county shirakawa didn't speak. fierce fighter for the poor and under privileged told the judge he broke the law. 12 times the judge asked former supervisor george shirakawa how he pled and 12 times shirakawa responded guilty. >> it's a very sad day when a supervisor comes in and pleads guilty 12 times. >> reporter: shirakawa blames a gambling addiction and depression for misusing public funds and for lying on campaign documents under penalty of perjury. in exchange the d.a. agreed not to push for the maximum, eight years in state prison. >> we were aware of his addiction and some of his public service and how the community was wronged. we knew he was going to step down right away and w
Mar 12, 2013 6:00pm PDT
ignoring a state law that requires restaurants show you their inspection report if you ask to see it. nine of the ten restaurants we visited with hidden cameras didn't show us the report. >> anyone asked is supposed to provide their inspection. >> reporter: the department will look into possible penalties for those who don't comply. >> we are trying to make it as easy as possible for the public to look on their phone or somewhere and evaluate this person versus that restaurant. >> reporter: that is where grades come in. >> if you are looking for food at one place with an a and another place with a d that might have some impact on your judgment. >> reporter: and that could happen in santa clara county. the board directed the department to assemble a group. and then report back. >> our goal in the county is to hold restaurants accountable. >> i think we can make this simple and easy and give people the information they need to make informed choices and give the restaurants some incentives to get it done right. >> reporter: the group that will study scoring will be made up of restaurant owner
Mar 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
was there was violations of the law. >> he is the executive director of the alliance, and a former high-ranking executive in the faa, the document accuses them of improperly using documents. >> one of the red flags is why nobody is really asking questions about this. >> reporter: specifically, the audit accuses the city of san jose of unlawfully diverting money and grants into the general fund. >> what it means is taxpayer money was taken and was not used for the intention that it was supposed to be used for. >> the faa accused the city of san jose of illegally diverting funds, that is a serious accusation. agree? >> well, of course the terms are serious. >> reporter: the city manager responded to an audit of accusing the city of charging the airport $11.5 million in unnecessary rental costs, for these 52 acres of city-owned land west of the airport, also accusing the city of overcharging the city for basic services. the faa auditorss called it unethical. >> reporter: they charged for services. >> the faa pointed out something that we felt we should take a good look at, so we did that. >> reporter: the a
Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
is, in fact, a suspect in those shootings. the second victim is in serious condition. >>> law enforcement agencies are out in force trying to keep drunk drivers off the record. nbc bay area monty francis has that story. >> reporter: you can expect a number of dui checkpoints across the bay area, including two here in san jose. the reality is, today for many people is a day devoted to drinking. in fact, just about an hour ago, we stopped by rosey mccann's at santana road where people were enjoying st. patrick's day with friends, drinking a lot of green beer and taking shots of whiskey. south bay police department, santa clara county sheriff's department and the highway patrol are on high alert, making sure those folks and others like them don't get behind the wheel. a few of the people out celebrating tonight told us along with the fun comes an obligation to be responsible. >> definitely call a taxi, get a friend to drive you home. call your mom, whatever you need to do to be safe. >> for the most part i think so. like everyone is pretty much trying to be smart. they don't want
Mar 19, 2013 6:00pm PDT
exactly what was given to the chinese and whether any u.s. export laws were broken in the process. >>> when the senate considers gun control measures next month senator dianne feinstein's ban on assault weapons will not be part of the weapon. harry reid notified her the ban will be offered as an amendment. this comes days after feinstein's emotional exchange before a senate committee hearing. feinstein coauthored the 1994 assault weapons ban that expired after a decade. interest in renewing it rose. >>> an exercise takes a tragic turn. seven marines dead and seven more injured after a mortar explosion. >> it happened at the hawthorn army depot about two hours south of reno. officials say the mortar exploded inside the mortar two killing seven marines and injuring seven others. the marines have issued an indefinite moreatorium. >> it is a tragedy and the president was believed and made aware of it immediately. we are monitoring the situation. >> reporter: it is used for military training as well as storage and disposal of ammunition. >>> as we mentioned today marks the ten year ann
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